Former Nigeria Super Eagles winger Victor Moses has finally spoken on his early retirement from international football after Super Eagles knocked out of FIFA World Cup in Russia by Rival, Argentina in their last Group game.
The Score Nigeria reports that the 29-year-old player who is currently playing for Inter Milan has poured down his heart to reveal the main reason he quit international football or stop playing for Nigeria after the World Cup blow. He said that his teammates were shifting blames on him as the reason they lost their last group game to Argentina after a late goal from Marco Rojo which saw the Argentine through on 2-1 to the round of 16.
Victor Moses scored the equalizer goal in the game but as they do not respect him and the fans were raining curse on him so he has to make the decision.
“I would like to announce that after much thought I have made the decision to retire from playing international football.
“I have experienced some of the best moments of my life wearing the Super Eagles shirt and have memories with me that will last a lifetime. Nothing will ever compete with what it felt like to represent Nigeria on behalf of our country.
“However I feel that now is the right time to step away in order to be able to focus fully on club career and my young family as well as to allow the next generation of Super Eagles stars the opportunity to step up and to flourish.
“We are blessed as a nation to have so many exciting young players coming through and now is their time.
“I have already spoken to the manager by telephone and would like to say thank you to him and his staff, the NFF, and all of my teammates for all of their support over the years.
“Most importantly I would like to say thank you to the Nigerian people for believing in me and supporting me over the years. It’s meant the world to me and my family and I will always be a proud Nigerian supporting the team.
“Thank you for the memories and good luck to the team for the future.”